BREAKING: GEMTECH Sold To Smith & Wesson

by Pete

In a story that’s worthy of the ‘BREAKING’ tag, Massachusetts based firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson has purchased Idaho Silencer manufacturer GEMTECH. With details slim at the moment, there are obviously a lot of unanswered questions. However, the new GEMTECH headquarters building in Meridian, Idaho is still on schedule as well as all current product development and manufacturing capabilities.

Rumors of the sale had been floating for a few weeks, but with the announcement now official, I look forward to additional information as it becomes available. GEMTECH has been a leader in the silencer industry for decades – a trend I’d personally like to see continue for years to come.

Gemtech Sold to smith & Wesson

The Official Statement from Ron Martinez, CEO of GEMTECH:

Gemtech, the World’s Leader in Silencers, now has the backing of the most powerful company in the firearms industry: Smith & Wesson. Combined with the outstanding companies of American Outdoor Brands Corporation, this strengthens the decades old team that is Gemtech.


Gemini Technologies, known as Gemtech, began as a super group of already leading silencer designers with roots in the silencer business going back to 1976. With decades of experience, innovation, quality, honest business ethics and a customer first attitude, Gemtech has grown to the world’s leading silencer company.

About Smith & Wesson:

The accomplishments of Smith & Wesson are so numerous that it is impossible to understand the history of modern handguns without first understanding the history of Smith & Wesson. Smith & Wesson was an industry leader in 1852 when it was first founded and continues to lead the world today with innovations into the 21st century.

Smith & Wesson – Facebook

GEMTECH – Facebook


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  • Scott Goofus Scott Goofus on Jul 05, 2017

    Since I refuse to do business with the ultra-shady S&W, looks like Gemtech will be off my list. Not a problem, as there are many fish in that sea.

  • Theoneshot1 Theoneshot1 on Jul 08, 2017

    Please for the love of God quit calling these devices silencers. They do not silence a weapon except in Hollywood. Call them suppresses, Midas mufflers I don't care but they DO NOT SILENCE A WEAPON. This pew, pew stuff might be funny in a meme but in the real world it is as disingenuous as calling an at 15 an assault rifle. Good grief nomenclature counts!